Teara Haringgi

Woman’s Shoulder Scarf

Teara haringgi is a single panel textile with supplementary warp patterning. It may be worn by women as a shoulder cloth or by men as a head wrap for Sumbanese ceremonies.

The central motif on this textile is called patola ratu and refers to the Indian trade cloths that were a principle barter good during the spice trade. Only a person of high status would wear this motif.

Supplementary warp patterning, single panel, twisted fringe, handspun cotton, natural dyes.
Made by Ana Uma in Pau, East Sumba, 2019.
158 x 39 cm


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